Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Lela Urquhart
Dr. Greg Moore
This thesis seeks to investigate the short- and long-term socio-economic impact of the First Punic War on Carthage and its people. It will do so by exploring three parts of the Carthaginian political and socio-economic system during the fourth through the second centuries BCE. The first is its navy, and specifically the costs – in both material and man – of its use. This will be the subject of the first chapter. The second analyses the additional expenditures which the war extracted from Carthage, such as the outlays to recruit, maintain, and provide for the land army. The final chapter focuses on the long-term ramifications of the war, which will be explored by means of an in-depth analysis of the last few battles of the First Punic War from an economic angle.
Valiani, Laura, "Carthaginian Casualties: The Socioeconomic Effects of the Losses Sustained in the First Punic War." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.